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Reinier De Ridder defeats Kiamrian Abbasov to retain title at ONE: Full Circle

LockerRoom Team
25 February 2022

ONE: Full Circle was headlined by the ONE Middleweight title fight between Reinier De Ridder and Kiamrian Abbasov today.

Reinier De Ridder successfully fended off the challenge from Abbasov to retain the title in the fight. De Ridder dominated the fight while it lasted and finished the fight with a submission in the third round by locking in an arm triangle. This was the first Middleweight title defense for De Ridder as well. 

Reinier De Ridder came into the fight with an undefeated record of 14-0 to his name. The Dutchman had defeated Aung La N Sang in back-to-back fights ahead of his showdown with Kiamrian which in turn made him the ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight champion. He had made his ONE Championship debut back in 2019 and has been unstoppable ever since.

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He had expressed his interest in fighting Abbasov sometime back and has also set his eyes on ONE Heavyweight champion Arjan Bhullar.

Kiamrian Abbasov, on the other hand, came into the fight with a record of 23-4 to his name. The Kyrgyzstan native was on a five-fight winning streak having defeated the likes of James Nakashima, Zebaztian Kadestam, Yushin Okami, Agilan Thani, and Nursultan Ruziboev. Kiamrian is also the ONE Welterweight champion and moved up a weight class to challenge De Ridder for the title.

Prior to the showdown between Kiamrian Abbasov and Reinier De Ridder, ONE: Full Circle played host to a string of exciting fights including the trilogy bout between Aung La N Sang and Vitaly Bigdash.

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A pivotal Bantamweight bout between Jeremy Pacatiw and Fabricio Andrade also happened on the main card and saw Andrade picking up a huge KO victory.

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